If you were one of those who were eagerly waiting for the worldwide appearance of the naked R15, then we are delighted to say that the wait is finally over. Yamaha officially launched the Yamaha M-Slaz in Thailand at the ongoing Thailand International Motor Expo 2015. The Yamaha M-Slaz is a street fighter that is based on the Yamaha YZF-R15. It has been launched at a price tag of 89,500 Thai Baht which equals to INR 1.66 lakhs.
The M-Slaz has few things in common with the R15, which include the deltabox frame and the same 149cc single-cylinder, liquid cooled fuel injected engine and is mated to a 6 speed gearbox. Yamaha though has not yet revealed the power and torque figures. But looking at the specification i.e. bore x stroke matches to the R15, so we expect not much change in power output and that it should deliver the same 17PS of power and 15Nm of torque.
Coming to the new features on the bike, it now gets more and better features than it's faired sibling, which include 37 mm upside down forks, fully digital speedometer, ignition switch that is similar to the ones on the bigger MTs.
The new Yamaha M-Slaz gets LEDs for both the headlights and the tail lamps and also for the daytime running lights. The bike has a fuel capacity of just 10.2 litres. The braking duties are done by disc brakes at both the front and the rear and the bike weighs in at 135 kg. The M-Slaz is available in four colour options, Red Black, Blue White, Black, Silver Green. Tell us whether you find the new Yamaha M-Slaz interesting or not in the comments below.